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January Celebrations – Good things happening in our community!

My Brothers Keeper – Arlington Chapter
President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative in 2014 to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential.

Arlington High School inaugurated their chapter of My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) last week – Arlington students and families should contact Mr. Miguel Suarez (msuarez@acsdny.org), Arlington HS MBK Coordinator, for more information about how to participate.

Mid-Hudson Aquatics and Heatwaves
Mid Hudson Aquatics is a Poughkeepsie based not for profit organization dedicated to promoting aquatic awareness through teaching confidence in water safety, learn to swim, fitness, and competition with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion. Mid-Hudson Heatwaves Builds Community for Local Hispanic Swimmers

The Poughkeepsie Healthy Black and LatinX Coalition
Their goal is to address health disparities within the Black and Latinx communities in the Cities of Newburgh and Poughkeepsie, which are under served, unaware of resources, and under utilizing health care services, putting them at risk. As part of the coalition, service providers, local government, and the greater community will identify additional health disparities to be addressed together.

The Poughkeepsie chapter meets on the Second Thursday of every month from 9:30-11am. The group sends out information about what is going on in the community at these meetings and through its Facebook page. Please join it! https://www.facebook.com/groups/nphblcoalition